Charles W. Dunn, MD

Dr. Charles Dunn is a leading vascular and general surgeon in Southwest Missouri. His standard of excellence matched with his compassion for patients, has left a mark on innumerable people in need.

Dr. Dunn received his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He has been a practicing surgeon in Springfield, MO for 25 years. He is the Director of COD’s internationally accredited vascular lab. He specializes in the treatment of varicose veins and vascular diseases, as well as, a broad range of general surgical conditions.

Dr. Dunn’s work in the vascular lab gives patients access to same-day vascular services. Patients experience less pain and a quicker recovery through Dr. Dunn’s hands. He is the most experienced provider of venous disease services in the region.


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Department of Surgery
Surgery Resident
1984 – 1990

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas,
Parkland Memorial Hospital
of Surgery
Research Associate
1987 – 1988

Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana
in graduating class – top 15%
1980 – 1984

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
B.S. Cum Laude Honors, Psychology
1976 – 1980

Spartanburg High School
Spartanburg, South Carolina
1973 – 1976

Crighton Olive Dunn Surgical Group, Inc
August 2005 – Present

Ferrell Duncan Clinic Surgical Group
Springfield, MO
January 1998 – August 2005

Surgical Group of Southwest Missouri
(1998 merged with Ferrell Duncan Clinic)
February 1991 – May 1998

Adams Surgery Clinic
Knoxville, Tennessee
July 1990 – January 1991

May 1987 – Texas State board of Medical Examiners #H2029

January 1991 – Missouri State Board of Medical Examiners #H9N09

May 2015- Arkansas State Board of Medical Examiners #E-9117

May 1991 - Board Certified American Board of Surgery #36171

October 1998 – Recertified #36171

November 2009 – Recertified #36171

January 1993 – Board Certified American Board of Surgery

Surgical Critical Care #922

October 2004 – Recertified #922

October 2015- Recertified #922

Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RVPI) by ARDMS July 2008 #126979

Most outstanding 4th Year Resident on Clinical Rotation

San Antonio, Texas, 1989

Southern Medical Association, Resident Research Grant 1987 – 1988

Cancer Research Award – North Texas Chapter American College of Surgeons, 1988

Travel Fellowship, Shock Society, 1988

Administrative Chief Resident, Department of Surgery,

Parkland Memorial Hospital 1989 – 1990

Parkland Surgical Society Traveling Fellow, 1990

Parkland Surgical Society

President, Parkland Surgical Society
2006 – 2007

Southwestern Surgical Congress

Society of Critical Care Medicine

Fellow of American College of Surgeons
1993 – Present

Southwest Missouri Chapter American College of Surgeons President
1999

American Venous Forum

Cox Health Systems, Springfield, Missouri

Director of Trauma Medical Service 1993 – 2006

Chairman Quality Assurance – 1996

Director of Neuro Trauma Intensive Care Unit – 1999- 2006

Director – ICAVL Vascular Lab 2005 Crighton Olive Dunn Surgical Group

  1. McDonald E, Plowman L, Dunn CW. Changes in Perforator Size After Endovenous Ablation of the Great Saphenous Vein. Presented at the American Venous Forum 2012.
  2. Mcdonald E, Scheiderer B, Dunn CW. Endoscopic Great Saphenous Vein Harvest for Infrainguinal Bypass: A Five Year Review. Presented at Southwestern Surgical Congress 2011.
  3. Dunn CW, Kabnick CS, Merchant RF, Owens R, Weiss RA: Endovascular Radiofrequency Obliteration Using 90 Degrees C for Treatment of Greater Saphenous Vein. Annals of Vascular surgery, Annals of Vascular Surgery Vol 20 5: 625–9, 2006.
  4. Dunn CW, Huber PH: the use of carcinoembryonic antigen assay in Colorectal cancer patient in Dallas County. Contemporary Surgery 42 (6): 421–425, 1993.
  5. Dunn CW, Horton JW: Role of angiotension II in neonatal septic shock. Circulatory Shock 40: 144–150, 1993.
  6. Mason CM, Dunn CW, Kabir S, Nelson S, Summer W, DalNogare AR: Gastrointestinal gram-negative bacillary colonization accompanies oropharyngeal colonization but is not adversely affected by elevation of gastric ph. Journal of Critical Care 7:244–250, 1992.
  7. Dunn CW, Snyder WH, Ring WS, Fritz RD: Pheochromocytoma with extension into the inferior vena cava: A case report. Surgery 111: 472–474, 1992.
  8. Megison SM, Dunn CW, Horton JW, Chao H: Effects of relief of biliary Obstruction on mononuclear phagocyte system function and cell mediated immunity. British Journal of Surgery 78:568–571, 1991.
  9. Dunn CW, Horton JW, Megison SM, Vuitch FK: Contribution of portal systemic shunt to kupfer cell dysfunction in obstructive jaundice. Journal of Surgical Research 50:234–239, 1991.
  10. Dunn CW, Horton JW: Muramyl dipeptide enhances mononuclear phagocyte system function in obstructive jaundice. Current Surgery 46:383–385, 1989.
  11. Megison SM, Dunn CW, Horton JW, Chao H, Walker PB: Immunologic recovery after biliary drainage in obstructive jaundice. Current Surgery 46:383–385, 1989.
  12. Megison SM, Dunn CW, Horton JW, Chao H, Walker PB: Effect of relief of biliary obstruction on the mononuclear – phagocyte system in the liver. Critical Care Medicine 17:S55, 1989.
  13. Dunn CW, Horton JW: Impairment of mononuclear-phagocyte system Function in obstructive jaundice. The FASEB Journal 3(3):A930, 1989.
  14. Horton JW, Dunn CW, Burnweit CA, Walker PB: Hypertonic saline dextran resuscitation of bile induced acute canine pancreatitis. American Journal of Surgery 158:48–56, 1989.
  15. Dunn CW, Horton JW: Additive effect of muramyl dipeptide and broad-spectrum antibiotic in fecal peritonitis. American journal of Surgery 157:548–551, 1989.
  16. Horton JW, Dunn CW, Pierce AK, Dal Nogare AR: An animal model of gram negative bacterial colonization. Clinical Research 37:25A, 1989.
  17. Horton JW, Dunn CW, Burnweit CA, Walker PB: Effects on hypertonic saline dextran resuscitation on cardiac function in acute canine pancreatitis. Circulatory Shock 24:244, 1988.
  18. Horton JW, Dunn CW, Burnweit CA, Walker PB: Hypertonic saline Dextran resuscitation from hemorrhage pancreatitis. The FASEB Journal 2:A1692, 1988.
  19. Dunn CW, Horton JW, Walker PB: Renin and angiotensin ll levels, neonatal endotoxin shock. Circulatory Shock 24:233, 1988.
  20. Dunn CW, Horton JW, Walker PB: Effect of immunostimulant and antibiotic in fecal peritonitis. The FASEB Journal 1:A911, 1988.

Vein Surgery Experience

  • Started comprehensive vein clinic in 1997.
  • Over 5,000 combined radiofrequency and laser ablations including perforator veins.
  • 18 years of sclerotherapy of spiders veins, reticular veins and perforator veins using STS and polidocanol.
  • 18 years experience with ultrasound guided sclerotherapy.
  • 18 years experience with all aspects of marketing, reimbursement, physician relations and training other physicians on a modern vein practice.